“We’re not greedy. … We’re just trying to make ends meet,” said Gilbert Bonilla Jr., whose union represents employees like maintenance workers, instructional aides and bus drivers.
Officers cleared the campus and searched for anything related to a firearm or explosive device, but no threat was found.
Once regulators fully approve the vaccine for a given age group, students in both public and private schools will have to get it, Newsom said.
Los Angeles Unified and Long Beach Unified, the two largest school districts, have fewer than 40% of the new 18-year-olds registered.
In a letter to parents on Thursday, LBUSD Superintendent Jill Baker said about 10% of each school’s unvaccinated students will be subject to the tests each week.
The school district’s area population grew by 5,500 people, with growth primarily in North and East Long Beach, which will require boundaries be redrawn.
The hourly rate increased from $27.47 to $32, which means a full day of sub pay goes from $164.82 to $190.
Long Beach Unified announced Friday that it is suspending COVID-19 testing of students, which the district had committed to for the first three weeks of school.
The number of cases and the positivity rate are lower than the first week of school, which saw 253 students test positive with a positivity rate of 1.2%.
The district’s COVID-19 positivity rate is 1.2%, which is lower than the city’s overall positivity rate of 4.7%, data shows.